Amy healed psoriasis, yeast overgrowth, brain fog on carnivore diet

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For the majority of my life I have tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle. i’ve eaten clean, exercised regularly, played often in the mountains and in the sun, practiced yoga and meditation, de-stressed with massage or acupuncture, used vitamins, supplements and oils and have maintained a regular, healthy sleep routine.

But I’ve continuously struggled MOST OF MY LIFE with the auto-immune disease psoriasis and various other frustrating health conditions. I have learned to manage these frustrations, but have been constantly discouraged with the lack of positive change or results regardless of my efforts. the pictures only represent a part of the story. besides having skin that is dry, flaking, and constantly irritated (all over my body), I have regularly experienced extreme muscle fatigue, chronic constipation and digestion issues/bloating, candida and yeast infections, cold sores, and dry/cracking lips, dry hair and nails, low energy, mild depression and mood swings, foggy-headedness, disorganized thoughts, memory issues, aura migraines, joint deterioration and aching joints, receding gums, and CONSTANTLY dealing with sinus infections, colds, or some sort of sickness… I have literally been sick at least 4 times a year for MY ENTIRE LIFE.

I have seen every type of practitioner you can think of… classical dermatologists, functional medicine doctors, Chinese medicine doctors, acupuncturists, energy healers, AND I have tried every type of treatment or home remedy I could find…celery juice, cilantro fasts (yes, it’s a thing), gluten-free, meat-free, and dairy free diets. I’ve also spent more money than you could imagine on prescription medication, lotions, potions, and even some gimmicks that have grand promises to heal me.

one year ago, out of complete desperation (and with a little support and information to get started from my sister), I decided to jump head first into the “carnivore” or “nose to tail” way of eating.

And this has completely transformed my life. It has taken a lot of experimentation, patience, and mindset shifts… But I believe this way of eating has healed my body from the inside out.

I am truly grateful for all the podcasters, doctors, anthropologists, scientists, health coaches, and regular people who have shared their own journeys and dedicated their time to helping others understand that this way of eating is the way we humans have evolved.

Not only has my psoriasis healed, but I have found profound improvements in other areas of my health as well: I haven’t been sick at all in the last 12 months (!!!), and all the symptoms I listed above have either completely healed or are at least 95% better and getting better each day. no more digestion issues or bloating, no more foggy-headedness, no more muscle fatigue, and no more yeast overgrowth. my sleep, focus, and mood have all greatly improved and I rarely have cravings or feel hungry. I feel motivated, energised, and overall healthier than I have EVER felt.

Here is what I eat daily:

  • organic coffee
  • organic heavy cream
  • grass fed beef (fatty steak, roast, or ground beef)
  • grass fed beef liver
  • bone broth
  • wild caught fish (mostly fatty salmon, sometimes tuna, shrimp, or scallops)
  • salt
  • sparkling mineral water
  • mineral water
  • magnesium powder
  • beef organ supplements

Occasionally/rarely:

  • egg yolks
  • pickles
  • blueberries
  • avocado
  • raw cheese
  • dark chocolate

 

I still have some “cheats” here and there with a carb or veggie, but I have noticed over time that I don’t crave them, want them, or need them… and they don’t seem to affect me as negatively as they used to.

I am extremely grateful that I have stumbled across this way of eating and am happy to share my story with anyone who will listen 😉

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8 thoughts on “Amy healed psoriasis, yeast overgrowth, brain fog on carnivore diet”

  1. Is Amy a coach or is there a coach that has had experience with yeast infections and is on Carnivore? I’m struggling after being Carnivore for a year. Need help!

    1. Hi Angela!

      I do not have personal experience with yeast infections, but there are many people who have improved and maybe even eliminated these infections on the carnivore diet. We have so many great coaches…reading in their bio will help you find one that is exactly right for you.

      Blessings!

    2. Hey Angela, I am having the same issue sadly.
      I see its been a few months since you posted, have you had any progress with this?

    3. Hi Angela,

      The problem with yeast overgrowth is that it can feed on ketones and/or excess glucose from carbohydrates. So this is a problem when it comes to carnivore if you’re eating large amounts of a) fatty meat or b) lean meat. A) will take you more into ketosis. B) will spike your blood sugar too much via gluconeogenesis. Having personally suffered with yeast overgrowth issues my entire adult life I have found that the body ecology diet is the one that works best for me. What that looks like is this:

      I fast through breakfast (water or tea), I eat salad and meat/fish for lunch (or if I need calories I’ll have late breakfast and then a late lunch), and then for dinner I’ll have non-starchy vegetables and some brown rice. The addition of some veg and some brown rice ensures I have enough carbs in my diet to prevent full blown ketosis.

      I’ve experimented on myself a lot over the years, I know what works and what doesn’t. I know that if I fast for 3 days and do a salt flush on day 1 I’ll feel marvelous, then I introduce some 12-hour soaked brown rice and olive oil. I know that cheap meat which has likely been fed mycotoxin containing grains causes me problems, I know that I can eat low sugar fruits when I’m feeling well, but to avoid if I am not. I have to be careful not to over indulge because one kiwi fruit often leaves me wanting five. I know that the mycotoxins in coffee and chocolate often stir up the yeast in my own body and causes a reaction. I know that exercise helps but too much puts me into ketosis and causes problems.

      I know that ultimately none of this would be a problem if I went and lived outdoors like the hunter gatherer I am supposed to be. If you want a coach I can definitely do that www dot find your best form dot come

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